IGNOU MARD 2022 Admission Procedure, Eligibility, Fees, Assignments and Courses Details

IGNOU MARD Master of Arts in Rural Development is a two-year programme. For this programme, the yearly system approach has been applied by IGNOU University. The admission for MARD is provided in 2 sessions i.e. January-June and July-December. The exams for the Jan-June session are held in June whereas the term-end exams (TEE) for the July-December session take place in December month. The total number of courses in this programme is 10 (60 Credits) and one dissertation (12 credits) with a total credit of 72 (1 credit is 30 study hours).To successfully complete the programme and get the degree, students need to clear all the courses and fulfil the dissertation requirement. The programme is available in both English and Hindi medium.


IGNOU MARD Admission Procedure

IGNOU Master of Arts (Rural Development) (MARD) programme is one of the most demanding programmes in which students want to take admission. The admissions for this programme is provided by the university in both January and July session.

The admission related advertisement is published in the local dailies and on the official website of the university: www.ignou.ac.in in the months of April-May. To get admission to this programme you need to visit your nearest IGNOU Regional Centre and get a prospectus from there.

The admission forms other required forms, enrollment cards are provided in the prospectus itself. You can also download the IGNOU MARD prospectus from the official website. we have provided the link on our website to download the latest Common Prospectus for all programmes.

IGNOU MARD Admission Form can also be filled out online as well from the official university website. The university also offers the ‘Round the Year Admission’ in this programme through its ‘walk-in Admission’ scheme.

IGNOU MARD Admission Status

Once you get admission to the IGNOU MARD programme, you can check your registration status on the IGNOU university official website. In case you find any discrepancy, you can immediately contact your concerned regional centre. To check your admission status, You can visit here: http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/studentzone/admission/6

Admission Eligibility

The candidate seeking admission in the Master of Arts (Rural Development) programme of Indira Gandhi National Open University must possess three years Bachelor Degree (graduate) from any recognized University.

Course Duration

The student should pass or clear all the courses of this programme within the minimum duration of 2 years and maximum duration of 5 years.

Programme Fee

The total fees for this programme are Rs. 9,000/-.

Note: Please confirm the latest fees for the programme as they may change over time.

Age Eligibility

There is no minimum and maximum age bar for this course.

Programme Objective

This programme has been offered by the School of Continuing Education at the University. IGNOU MA (RD) programme had been launched in July 2005. The programme has been designed with the main objective to incorporate such numerous educational content as or essential for the formation of this discipline in the Indian Context.

An essential part of this programme is the thesis which is known as a dissertation (MRDP-001) based on experimental research in rural areas. It is a very helpful programme for the people working in various Government departments/agencies, NGOs, Cooperatives, Banks and other institutions who have been engaged in rural transformation.

This programme also helps in preparing students for productive careers in the field of teaching and research in the core and emerging areas of rural development.

Programme Courses :

The programme has a total of 11 courses including Project work: MRDP-001 with a total credit of 72. These are named with course code and course name as follows :

IGNOU MARD Assignments

Students need to submit the IGNOU MARD solved assignments for each course before submitting the term end exam form and the last date of submission. These assignments will be assessed by a counsellor at the concerned study centre.

These assignment marks constitute 30% of total marks in final exam results. So, the students to take this assignment task very seriously. It is very important to attain good assignment marks by writing good answers.

It will help in achieving a good percentage. To download Master of Arts (Rural Development) programme assignment question papers, you can visit the IGNOU official website at: www.ignou.ac.in or Click here: IGNOU MARD Assignments.

IGNOU MARD Previous Year Question Papers

IGNOU Master of Arts in Rural Development (MARD) Term End Exams are conducted two times a year. The exams are conducted in June for January Session and in December for July Session. For these term end exam (TEE) preparation, the MARD previous year question papers are very helpful.

The students can get a fair enough idea about the respective programme exam pattern and the important questions they should prepare for the exam. The university provides the previous five-year question papers of this programme on its official website for the student’s convenience. To download IGNOU MARD Previous Five Year question papers, You can visit here: https://webservices.ignou.ac.in/Pre-Question/

IGNOU MARD Hall Ticket

Ten days before the IGNOU MARD Term End Exams in June or December starts, the university provides the link to students to download hall ticket / admit cards from the university official website. Without the admit card or hall ticket, students are not allowed to sit in the examination hall.

The IGNOU MARD Hall Ticket consists of students names, enrollment numbers, course codes with exam dates mentioned on it. To download the Hall ticket, You can visit here: http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/studentzone/results/6

IGNOU MARD Grade Card / Result

After MARD Term-end Exams are over, it takes almost 45 days for the university to publish the IGNOU Master of Arts in Rural Development result for June or December Term End Exams. The answer sheet for these exams is sent to different study centres for checking.

Sometimes, it takes a little more time than 45 days to publish results as the huge number of answer sheets need to be checked by authorised university checkers. Some students apply for the early declaration of the result.

For these students, the exam result is published soon after the exams are over. The complete result for all the previous or current semester exams can be checked in the form of a grade card. IGNOU MARD Grade Card consists of details about Term-end Exam, Practical and Theory marks.

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